Formerly a symbol of power and residence of the counts and dukes of Württemberg, today a modern museum: the Old Palace in Stuttgart. As the center of Baden-Württemberg’s capital city, the 1,000-year-old imposing structure holds a multitude of myths and legends. The magnificent Renaissance palace was destroyed several times over the centuries in various wars. Today, the Old Palace is considered a cultural asset and one of the most important Renaissance buildings in southern Germany. Particularly worth seeing are the
Gothic Dürnitzbau with the great hall on the ground floor as well as the arcaded courtyard with the equestrian monument by Ludwig von Hofer from 1859. Today, the Old Palace houses the cultural history museum of the state of Baden-Württemberg.